Four fun and free family activities to do in DevonMarch 12, 2013
However, if you really want to get the most from your Devon holiday budget, it helps to know about a few fun, free activities in the local area, and we have a few to share. After all, the more cash you save, the more ice creams you can eat!
Explore the National Parks
Devon is home to two National Parks, Dartmoor and Exmoor, that are home to an array of wildlife as well as stunning vistas over the region. Both parks have their own unique characteristics – Dartmoor is mysterious and dramatic, whereas Exmoor is one of just two Dark Sky Reserves in the world, where you can enjoy a night of star-gazing without any pollution obscuring your view.
Hunt for Fossils
The coast of East Devon is known as the Jurassic Coast, and is classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its fantastic geology, that of course includes countless fascinating fossils that are up to 185million years old. Take the family walking along the cliffs here, and you never know what you might discover!
Visit the Royal Albert Memorial Museum
Voted ‘Museum of the Year’ by the Art Fund in 2012, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter is filled with works of art, fascinating sculptures, historic artefacts and even exotic creatures from all over the world, but best of all, it’s completely free to visit on your Devon caravan holiday.
Hit the Beach
It’s likely that the beach will be one of your first stops after arriving on your family holiday in Devon, but the beaches here really are a delight. Many of Devon’s beaches have a Blue Flag status so parents can allow their kids to build sandcastles with total peace of mind, and don’t forget that you’ll find intriguing rock pools on the beaches too in case you fancy a spot of crabbing!